Garden City, TX – May 30, 2018
End 2 End Technologies Inc. (E2E), a leading provider of industrial wireless communication solutions, network management, and automation services, announced today the completion of a turn-key wireless network for Laredo Petroleum.
“We are very pleased with the price and performance of the Radwin Jet Platform and GE MDS Orbit Enhanced WiFi radio,” said Scott Haven, Senior Production Engineer for Laredo Petroleum. “The knowledge and support from E2E on these products has allowed us to install the radio systems ourselves.”
The network consists of self-supporting radio communication towers connecting the Laredo Field Office. The last mile of connectivity utilizes Radwin JET5000 Broadband Ethernet radios with 5.8 GHz ISM band.
At each new tower location, four 90 degree sectorized Access Points with integrated antennas were installed to ensure capacity for future growth. Each tower has microwave backhaul and an Extreme Networks 8 port gigabit industrial switch to provide connectivity between local Ethernet equipment. In addition, FreeWave industrial grade Wi-Fi hotspots were installed at each tower to provide local WiFi connectivity.
The licensed microwave backhaul solution uses a Cambium 820S radio operating in the 11 GHz frequency band.
“The 11 GHz band was chosen because of the shorter distances of the links,” explains Heather Becker, VP of Sales and Services at End 2 End Technologies. “A combination of a tower mounted outdoor unit with an external parabolic dish is used to provide the optimum RF signal to support the bandwidth requirements.”
E2E also installed conduit from the tower site to the Laredo office server room. A single six strand OM3 50-micron fiber cable now runs from the tower to the Laredo Petroleum rack-mounted fiber distribution center inside the building.
Finally, a powder coated aluminum DDB outdoor enclosure was installed at each tower location to house local Ethernet radio and networking equipment.
“The roll out of and implementation of the new private radio network has allowed us to displace a substantial amount of the legacy network,” says Haven. “We are seeing a tremendous improvement in uptime & latency, and looking forward to testing and deploying video across the network.”
About End 2 End Technologies
E2E Technologies Inc. (E2E) is a comprehensive solutions provider specializing in communication architecture design, implementation, network management, and ongoing maintenance and operations. E2E offers a unique combination of wireless communications and IT expertise.
Our team of highly qualified engineers manages the design, installation, integration, commissioning, and training aspects of all projects. We specialize in total solutions for industrial wireless and commercial networked data systems. We are proud to offer the best and most widely used industrial wireless products available. For more information visit us on the web at www.e2etechinc.com